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Discuss the road to being published. Share your experiences/dilemmas/questions with fellow unpublished writers and published writers here. Search our archives via the blue "Search" link at the top of forum pages (not the main site search) for answers.

  1. Humor Journals/Magazines

    I have been receiving positive feedback from a piece Iíve submitted to a few lit journals. But while they say they liked it, they point out that itís...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 05-26-2005 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-29-2005, 07:30 AM Go to last post
  2. Wall Street Journal Article

    As if I wasn’t demoralized enough by my attempts to enter the world of published authorhood, there was an article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 05-31-2003 03:20 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 304
    06-01-2003, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  3. I'm okay with this

    I got my first rejection today. But that’s okay because I hadn’t held out much hope from this agent anyway. Although she’s apparently successful...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 04-05-2003 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 648
    04-06-2003, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  4. Alternate approaches

    I have recently begun the first round of my querying process. The first ones went out this weekend. No doubt, very soon, my mailbox will become my...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 03-17-2003 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 543
    03-17-2003, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  5. Synopsis Length

    The common wisdom seems to be that a synopsis (for a novel) should be “brief” yet “complete”, with 1-3 pages being ideal, but certainly no longer...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 02-18-2003 05:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 518
    02-18-2003, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  6. Literary journals

    Iíve decided to polish up some of my long-abandoned short fiction and start submitting it. Problem is, I canít find the right market for my style of...

    Started by A. Lynn Gerard‎, 03-16-2005 07:20 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 452
    03-21-2005, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  7. An experiment you might want to try

    I have just completed a very interesting and educational experiment that I'd like to share with you guys. I have often wondered how the opening...

    Started by A. Lynn Gerard‎, 09-08-2004 06:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 281
    09-09-2004, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  8. Is my query letter even interesting?

    I\'ve never done this before and have not really seen very many other authors\' queries. Would love some critiques, please. (Say whatever you want;...

    Started by A. R. Pike‎, 01-18-2006 09:29 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 331
    01-19-2006, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  9. Chicago Writing Groups

    I'm looking for writing group suggestions in Chicago. My area is literary fiction. Short story and novels. Any suggestions most appreciated....

    Started by A. S.‎, 07-07-2009 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,603
    07-29-2009, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  10. Writing Groups - Chicago

    Anyone know of good Writing Groups to join in Chicago?

    Started by A. S.‎, 06-25-2009 03:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-25-2009, 11:54 PM Go to last post
  11. "Generating BUZZ" in Publishing and Editing!

    The software truncates my header... It says 'See "Generating BUZZ" in Publishing and Editing!' So, go see it.

    Started by A.L. Sirois‎, 09-16-2008 10:10 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-16-2008, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  12. Is getting published like winning the lottery?

    I get the sense that if you don't have a personal friend with the power to get you published (agent, editor, etc.), the process is essentially...

    Started by Aaron‎, 11-06-2003 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-10-2003, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  13. Wolcott Literary Agency

    Need some info on Wolcott Literary Agency ... http://home.kc.rr.com/wolcottliterary/ I know that this agency specializes in first time writers...

    Started by AARON BURNS‎, 04-13-2006 03:08 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,608
    04-14-2006, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  14. Lost Life

    Looking around to see what is lost. Looking around through all this haze. For now I know what all I did cost. And now and forever I travel this...

    Started by Aaron Kennington‎, 12-05-2002 12:15 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 425
    12-07-2002, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  15. new writers chat

    I created a chat for writers. There are no ads, affiliations, cliques, or rules. Itís just a nice place to chat with other authors. ...

    Started by AaronSmith‎, 01-21-2004 06:49 AM
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    • Replies: 14
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    03-17-2004, 06:12 AM Go to last post
  16. Does anyone else have aim/aol IM?

    Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone had aol/aim instant messager. I'm looking to chat with other writers on it since right now I'm also going...

    Started by Abby‎, 12-08-2002 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 357
    12-09-2002, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  17. Royalty sharing

    I am a writer planning to self-publish my first children\'s book. I found an illustrator willing to work with me who won\'t charge an upfront fee,...

    Started by Abby Abusada‎, 09-12-2005 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 409
    09-13-2005, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  18. Hey Plopper

    I haven't submitted to any agents yet because my work isn't copyrighted to me yet. Plus..I really need to make sure that I don't get scammed. I write...

    Started by Abby H‎, 12-09-2002 12:05 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    12-10-2002, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  19. young writers!!!

    I am starting a magazine that focuses on young writers (i.e. short stories and poems), photographers and artists. I need some feedback to see if this...

    Started by Abby Wilcox‎, 02-15-2001 08:04 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 502
    02-20-2001, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  20. some advice, pl

    Hello, After finishing my first novel, I queried some 700 agents or more at random, not going through the usual motions of being selective. I got...

    Started by abhijit dasgupta‎, 09-23-2006 10:36 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 701
    09-28-2006, 07:04 AM Go to last post

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